100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 221-0292 Phone
(717) 221-0318 Fax
Wildwood Park and the Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center offer a place to relax, explore and learn. The 229 acre park is known for the 90 acre shallow lake, 6 miles of trails, 1.5 miles of boardwalks and a convenient stop for exercise enthusiasts and nature goers. The Olewine Nature Center's exhibit hall displays the workings of a freshwater wetland and gives visitors a glimpse of the wildlife inhabitants.
The park offers outdoor recreation opportunities including excellent birding, picnicking, hiking/walking trails, fishing, biking and more. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. The Nature Center is one of the leading interpretive centers in the area and an excellent resource center for groups, educators, nature enthusiasts, and home-schooled children. The center is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Friends of Wildwood is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization committed to the enhancement and support of Wildwood Park and the Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center.
Facilities and Overview
This beautiful 229 acre Nature Sanctuary contains a 90 acre lake and wetlands, a diversity of flora and fauna, and is situated just north of Harrisburg in a very central location. The state of the art Nature Center offers a variety of programs and expert Environmental Educators year round. Six miles of trails and handicapped accessible boardwalks make this park a favorite for nature enthusiasts, walkers, and joggers.
Location and Map
GPS - Longitude 76.886427, Latitude 40.306791
From US 22/322 west, exit onto Route 39. Turn left onto Industrial Road. Various parking lots are located on the left hand side of Industrial Road. To visit the Nature Center, proceed 1.2 miles to Wildwood Way. Turn left and follow it to the Nature Center.
Created in 1990, the Friends of Wildwood is a 501(c)(3) organization and is vital to the operation of Wildwood Park. Support Wildwood! Join the Friends and receive a quarterly newsletter and discounts.